Sambalpuri Bastralaya, Bargarh, in association with Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, IIT Kharagpur, with the support of the Department of Textiles and Boyanika has filed its first patent on a process for making a woven article and more particularly, involving appealing designer areas and its processes for manufacturing without warp in the Kolkata Patent Office.
The patenting would avoid the complexity in weaving pattern to generate the designs and also prevent problems of colour variation and product characteristics from one manufacturing lot to another. It also filed four design registration applications for wall hanging made using this new technology.
The pattern and design registration will ensure Sambalpuri Bastralaya exclusive rights over the manufacturing technology for 20 years.
The technology has been invented by Bhikhari Meher of Bargarh and handed over to Sambalpuri Bastralaya.
Boyanika and the Department of Textiles have entrusted registration of Geographical Indications in traditional textile items in Orissa with the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, for legal processing.
Source :- Indian Express